Ophir and Daniel, a young couple from Sderot, were eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child. They had planned a home birth and were looking forward to welcoming their new addition to the family. On October 7th, they met with their extended family at Ofir’s parents’ home in Sderot.

However, things quickly took a turn for the worse when Ofir’s father was forced to take shelter in the synagogue due to lack of water, electricity and internet. The situation was dire and the family felt overwhelmed by the challenges they faced.

After a difficult weekend at the Health Center, it became clear that they needed to evacuate immediately. They faced chaos and destruction as they made their way out of the city, eventually finding shelter at Moshava Shoresha B&Bs where they could receive care and support.

Despite these challenges, the family was fortunate enough to receive help from Prof. Yossi Ezra, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Ein Kerem. When it was time for Ofir to give birth, they were admitted to the hospital and informed that a C-section might be necessary. With Prof. Ezra’s expertise and guidance, Ophir’s baby was safely delivered into the world.

Ophir shared her feelings of anxiety and hope regarding her daughter’s birth, expressing her gratitude towards Prof. Ezra and his wife as well as the staff at the maternity hospital for their unwavering support and warmth during this difficult time

By Editor

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